Afghanistan, Guatemala, Norway, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 9:55pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Afghanistan, former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed today by a suicide bomber. Rabbani was serving as head of the country's high peace council, trying to negotiate a peaceful end to the war with the Taliban. His four bodyguards were also killed.

Guatemala – Landslides and buildings were damaged after 4-earthquakes rocked the country. One person is dead and three others are missing. The series of quakes and aftershocks happened in less than 2-hours.

Norway – Americans on a cruise ship that caught fire last week got their luggage back today. That's because the ship is no longer at risk of capsizing. "You can't replace life, but you can replace stuff. So I’m willing to wait to get my possessions." Two people were killed and nine others were hurt after an explosion in the engine room.

Canada – A controversial use of a stun gun was caught on cam. Police were called to a house after reports of a domestic dispute. But the guy on the balcony and refused to budge. So police pulled out the stun gun and the guy takes a three story fall. He's ok but an investigation is underway.

Argentina – A car tries to beat a train across the tracks and fails. The car is totaled but the driver is ok, and in jail.

Switzerland – Libyan diplomats raised the country's new flag at the UN Headquarters. The last flag was Libya’s national flag until 1969. When Muammar al Qaddafi seized power, he replaced the flag with a green one.

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